Scott Estill Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner

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CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced that Scott Estill has joined the firm as Partner within the Financial Services Practice. He is based in the New York office.

Most recently, Estill was a founding member and Director at investment banking firm, Coady Diemar Partners. Previously, Estill spent five years in the Investment Banking Divisions of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse First Boston where he worked on a variety of financing projects. He began his career at Hambrecht & Quist as a Junior Portfolio Manager. In 2011, Estill was honored as one of M&A Advisor's 2011 40 under 40 M&A professionals.

"Heidrick & Struggles is about helping clients build great leadership teams, and it's no different for building our own teams internally. We are focused on growth and Scott represents a great addition to our global team. Our talent strategy requires an informed point of view and the supporting intellectual property to provide valuable insight and guidance to our clients, as well as the right cultural fit. Scott has all of these traits and more," said Jory Marino, Vice Chairman and Regional Leader – Americas.

"The financial services industry has changed dramatically over the last 5 years, and its leadership challenges are complex," said David Boehmer, Regional Managing Partner of the Americas' Financial Services Practice. "Scott will bring existing and future clients a fresh perspective on how to address the issues they are facing to assemble the best possible teams and strategies for the future. We are delighted to have Scott as part of the team."

Estill holds an MBA from both the Columbia Business School and the London Business School, a bachelor of arts degree from Gettysburg College, and graduated from the INSTEP Economics Program at Cambridge University

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services, including culture shaping, executive assessment, succession planning, board effectiveness, leadership development and leadership strategy. For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit www.heidrick.com.

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